Can you imagine a towel could make someone happy? Hooking a towel to something to keep my dog from stealing it makes me happy for sure. I wanted to create a towel that has a nice texture and is quick and easy to make. PLUS could wrap around a fridge or stove handle so my sweet Oila (black lab) won’t grab it and run out the doggy door.
I am pleased with this and hope you will enjoy it too. If you make one please come share a photo so my friends and I can see your awesome creation too.
Matching Washcloth and Video
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Happy Hanging Towel Pattern
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- Yarn: worsted weight cotton yarn in 1-2 colors (200 yards total)
- Sample was created using Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie yarn in Waves and Caribbean colors.
- Crochet Hooks: I
- Finished Measurements: 21” x 10”
- First stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain.
- Numbers at the beginning of each line may refer to steps and not indicate number of rows.
- Stitch count remains the same unless noted at end of line.
1. With an I hook and color A (variegated yarn in sample), ch 37, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (36sts)
2-3. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, *sk 2, (sc, hdc, dc) in next st*, repeat until 2 sts remain, hdc 2.
4-5. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in BLO of each st until 1 st remains, sc in last st.
Note: steps 2-5 create one “section”.
6. Repeat steps 2-5 until there are 6 sections.
7. Repeat steps 2-3.
8. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in BLO of next 10 sts, sc in next st, ch 12, sk 12, sc in next st, sc in BLO of next 10 sts, sc in last st.
9. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in BLO of next 10 sts, sc in next st, sc 12 around ch from previous row, sc in next st, sc in BLO of next 10 sts, sc in last st.
10. Change to color B (plain turquoise in sample). Repeat steps 2-5 until there are 6 sections of color B.
11. Repeat steps 2-3.
12. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row. Finish off and weave in ends.
13. This step is worked around outer edge of cloth. Attach matching yarn to side of cloth where colors change. Ch 1, *sc evenly along side of cloth to corner. Work 3sc in corner. Sc in each st across short end of cloth, working 3sc in last st, sc evenly along side of cloth to center (where colors change)*. Change yarn to match second half of cloth. Repeat from * to *. Sl st to join.
14. Ch 1, *sl st in next st, ch 1*, repeat around outer edge, changing colors at the center of the side to continue working in the matching yarn. Sl st at end of round. Finish off and weave in ends.
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